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Oil lease sale Wednesday for tracts off Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 20:09
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government is offering nearly 22 million acres off the Texas coast to oil and gas developers, though low oil prices are likely to limit interest.

Police: No hazing charges against Dartmouth frat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 20:00
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire say they've found insufficient evidence to charge a Dartmouth College fraternity accused of branding new members.

Maryland governor: 95 percent of cancer gone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:45
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After eight weeks of intensive treatment, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says 95 percent of his cancer is gone.

Tree pluribus unum: Many fruits stem from artists' grafts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:36

In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo, Sam Van Aken points out plum varieties on a tree at a nursery at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. Van Aken has stocked the campus nursery where he does his grafting with hard-to-find antique and heirloom varieties, some from an old research orchard. He has collected more than 40 varieties of plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries and almonds he can graft on to his trees. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Plums, peaches, nectarines and cherries all grow on just one of Sam Van Aken's fruit trees. The trees blossom in a riot of red, white and pink each spring.


1 child dead, 3 critical after being hit by vehicle in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:35

1 child dead, 3 critical after being hit by vehicle in Burlington CountyOne child is dead and three others hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle as they walked along a street Burlington County.


Police: Victim in skydiving accident was experienced jumper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:06
WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a 68-year-old man who died in a skydiving accident in Vermont was an experienced jumper.

1 child dead, 3 critical after being hit by car in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:40

1 child dead, 3 critical after being hit by vehicle in Burlington CountyOne child is dead and three others hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle as they walked along a street Burlington County.


Blaze damages house in Upper Darby, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:39

Blaze damages house in Upper Darby, Pa.A fast-moving fire damaged a house in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.


Women make history by passing Army's grueling Ranger test

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:17

Women make history by passing Army's grueling Ranger testTwo women have passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead.


Man shot in the face in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:17

Man shot in the face in CamdenPolice are searching for the man who shot another man in the face in Camden, New Jersey.


Woman tests negative for Ebola at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:16

Woman at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ does not have Ebola, officials sayA South Jersey hospital is back to normal operations after a woman who recently visited West Africa tested negative for Ebola.


Man shot in the leg in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:07

Man shot in the leg in West PhiladelphiaA 24-year-old man was shot in the leg in West Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


1 child dead, 3 critical after hit by car in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:53

1 child dead, 3 critical after being hit by vehicle in Burlington CountyOne child is dead and three others hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle as they walked along a street Burlington County.


Kennedy University Hospital back to normal after patient reports fever

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:40

Woman tests negative for Ebola at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJA South Jersey hospital is back to normal operations after testing a woman who recently visited West Africa for an illness.


Students begin moving into Hawaii dorms after fatal fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:20

The Hale Wainani dormitory is seen at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Two men fell from the 14th floor of the University of Hawaii dormitory, one of them to his death while trying to pull the other from a ledge, Honolulu police said. The 24-year-old man who died was trying to bring inside an apparently distraught 19-year-old who went out a window onto the ledge early Sunday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)HONOLULU (AP) — The students assigned to the University of Hawaii apartment where a man fell out of a window to his death while trying to stop another man from jumping off a 14th-floor ledge will have the option to get new housing arrangements.


WW II fighter ace Fritz Payne dies; fought at Guadalcanal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frederick R. "Fritz" Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, a bloody, months-long confrontation that helped change the course of the war, has died at age 104.

Uncle Sam joining ranks of businesses reviewed on Yelp

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:13

The mobile view of the Yelp site application shown on an iPhone mobile, shows the TSA Checkpoint Terminal 1 at the Los Angeles International Terminal location in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Frustrated travelers have already been turning to the popular site for years to vent about the long, slow-moving airport security lines, intrusive body scans and questioning of agents. The General Service Administration unveiled last week that it had reached a deal with Yelp so the public can rate federal agencies, from the Transportation Safety Administration to national parks. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Watch out TSA: You'll be joining the ranks of beauty salons, taco stands, and other services reviewed on Yelp, and Uncle Sam says it will take the online ratings into account to improve what the government calls "customer satisfaction."


Fire traps residents in Camden home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:00

Fire traps residents in Camden homeA fast-moving blaze trapped residents inside a Camden, New Jersey home.


CHP officers charged in connection with California homicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:52

CHP officers charged in connection with California homicideThree current and former California Highway Patrol officers, a prominent criminal defense attorney and four others were formally charged Tuesday in connection with the disappearance and death of a Northern California man.


Rough Fire forces mandatory evacuation in Hume Lake area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:51

Rough Fire forces mandatory evacuation in Hume Lake areaThe Rough Fire is zero percent contained after burning more than 23,000 acres. Now mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Hume Lake and Cedar Grove.